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Atypical antipsychotic drugs have been found to increase the level of sugar in the blood of 30% of patients who are taking the medication. The drugs are thought to alter the metabolism of glucose by the body causing hyperglycemia, or a diabetic-like state.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health
About: Diabetes risk for mental illness patients
Date: 30 December 2005
Source: Reuters Health
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